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(Oleah Chronicles #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  41 reviews
What would you do if everything you thought to be true in your life were a lie?

Sixteen-year-old Angel Seriki is forced to face overwhelming truths about her so-called ordinary family when she meets Zander Black; a new student to her high school who is smart, charming and devastatingly beautiful. The revelations he uncovers to her about a danger that threatens to resurface
ebook, First, 220 pages
Published May 25th 2015 by Oleah Publishing (first published January 1st 2015)
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Pearl Angeli
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers who love Twilight and Fantasy books
(A free copy was given to me by the author Michelle Johnson in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating and opinion of the book.)

Surprisingly good! It's a debut novel and it successfully made a great impression.

The story opens with the protagonist Angel Seriki living an ordinary life together with her parents in Ontario. Set in a Young Adult setting, she didn't have any idea that she's not a human but an Oleah-- a creature with a combination of human and lion features. Ol
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: author-review
Rating 2.5: "With lightning speed, he grabbed the mirror out of my backpack and held it up to my face. This was worse than any of my nightmares. My eyes were a tawny golden yellow with a small black pupil, identical to those of a lion with wide irises filling up all the white eyes glowed a silvery blue-green, like a cat's in the dark. I stopped thrashing and stared at myself, stunned."

(From Amazon)"What would you do if everything you thought to be true in your life was a lie?

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

I thought the book was pretty good. I didn't love it or hate it.

The main character Angel is sent to Earth from Uforika (through a portal only a cherub can open) to live her life as a human and be safe. She is actually an Oleah, which is a man/lion person thing :)

So Angel goes to high school and has a blast not knowing anything about her real life. She has a best friend named Julie that she has known since kindergarten. They are typical teenage girls, at this
Imogene Dacanay
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed
I won Oleah Chronicles: Truth from Michelle Johnson's book giveaway last year. Thank you, Mich!

This book has really promising concept! Oleah, half lion, half human. Interesting, right? Right. So I expected something new, and different.

Kindren is a planet where all beings of the darkness dwell. A planet which is ruled by Lucifer's sister, Sindrell. Later then, she became obsessed with power. She invaded the planets of the angels, until only one remained. The most protected, and cherished
'Listen closely for the night to speak, for you never know when your message will come.'

1.5 stars.

I was provided with a physical copy of Oleah Chronicles: Truth by the author. This will not effect my review whatsoever.

So the gist of this story is that Angel Seriki is not normal. (Are they ever?) She is a sixteen year old Oleah, which I gather is something like a centaur, but half lion and half human. Now, I thought this idea was very interesting. Especially since I have never read anything like
*I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review. This has not influenced my rating in any way. *

Hm. This was certainly interesting.

So, I went into this expecting something new, something different. And I must say, in that sense, this book didn't disappoint.

So what's it talking about? It's about Angel, a teen living a normally in contemporary Toronto, oblivious to the fact that she is an Oleah, which is basically a human/lion hybrid.

Okay, so I found
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

I really liked the whole premise of this story and that this book was a bit different. The 'oleah' concept was interesting and it wasn't something I had read about before. It isn't like the typical creatures you read about in paranormal books which made it a refreshing read.

The book was well written, easy to read and the writing flowed well. The characters were easy to like and it was overall a very enjoyable book to read.

This was
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Everyone's aware of Superman's origin, right? Well, the premise of Oleah Chronicles is somewhat similar to Kal El's. Angel, the daughter princess of the Tribal Queen of Oleah, was sent to Earth to protect her from the evil fallen angel Sindrell. Coral, the cherub from Urofika, was the one who opened the portal to planet Earth and would stay close until Angel fulfiled her destiny. (So far, that's where the similarity ends).

Angel didn't know anything else about her true identity, so she grew up to
Rasheedah Prioleau
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: Oleah Chronicles: TRUTH
By Michelle Johnson

***I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book was a surprising relief. First, I am impressed that Michelle Johnson kept the “Young” in Young Adult. It is a book that I have no problem recommending to young readers and not just adult fans of YA. Second, I am impressed that the lead character had parents who were alive and not completely useless. Finally, I like the mixture of new mythologies with existing m
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
*I received this book in exchange for a honest review*

Angel is just your normal average sixteen year old girl... or so she thought. Angel goes to school everyday, her parents pressure her to get good grades. Her parents even tell her not to date, just like a normal family. But when Zander shows up, normal goes out the window. Angel's life is not what she thought. She's a princess from another galaxy, blessed by God. Zander is a vampire who was sent to kill her, well to take her to the woman who
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There’s a specific place each group originated in. Angel was the main character, and she is just finding out her true origins. She’s a gorgeous high school girl, who has a crush on a handsome boy from school who turns out to be an enemy of her people, the Oleah. She doesn’t know what to do, because she’s never heard about “her people” at all. Her parents took their whole family to Earth in order to be safe from everything happening on their planet. The family decided to live on Earth and continu ...more
Jasmine (Jasmine Pearl Reads)
Book: Oleah Chronicles: Truth
Author: Michelle Johnson
Finished Reading: November 5, 2015 (Thursday)

This book was quite extraordinary. :)

Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Original Review posted at

The author was kind enough to send me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was very interesting and different I really enjoyed the concept and all the different creatures that Michelle brought together in this book. Angel is a normal 16 year old until she begins to have nightmares and visions. When the new boy Zander starts to take an interest in her she can feel this strange pull towards him, Zander reve
Andrea M.
The Oleah Chronicles: Truth is a young adult paranormal romance novel that will appeal to a wide variety of readers. It’s a phenomenal introduction to the series. I absolutely loved the beginning that brought the readers into the center of a conflict that resulted in Angel’s family fleeing their planet. The urgency of their flight from their home had me hooked early on as I anticipated the events that would follow. Read More

I received a copy of Oleah Chronicles: Truth from the Author in exchange
J. Kahele
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was written so well I cannot believe it is a debut novel. The author did a flawless job of creating characters that just blow you away and the story was so beautifully crafted. Most YA fiction books it takes me a few days to get through, as I usually lose interest in them, but this one kept my interest right to the last page.
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic debut novel! I read this all in two sittings!

Angel is your normal girl, trying to survive the world known as high school. But upon meeting Zander, everything starts to change for her. Her parents suddenly turn fearful, keeping things from her, and Angel becomes hard-pressed to find out what's going on. What she discovers is nothing like she imagined. A destiny literally out of this world, with powers unheard of, all combine into the frightening concept known as the truth.

I really lik
Truth⭐⭐⭐1/2 (Everyone needs a Julie)
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Follows some the classical features common in YA books with supernatural creatures, and shows that they still work. But I did notice my age here, because I got more of a sense of nostalgia reading it than any other emotion. Nothing really surprised or chocked me, but I still enjoyed the ride.
What I did enjoy most was the friendship and family relationships between the characters and how much spa
Emilee King
The debut novel in the Oleah Chronicles has a basic premise with added unique flair, and it mixes into something I feel like I've seen dozens of times before but the flavor is just different enough to make it its own.

I liked the idea of the main character, Angel, but I had a hard time connecting with her at different points in the novel. She was such a hot-and-cold type for me--sometimes I thought she fit, and other times I just didn't jive with her at all. Same with her pal Julie, and although
Whispering Stories
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is not a book that I would have chosen myself, but because I currently have restricted access to broadband I asked Whispering Stories to send something at random and Truth was one of the books that I received.

Out of choice, I do not read Paranormal, Romance or Teenage books so why was I captured by this book that has all those elements and was told in the first person by a sixteen year old schoolgirl? The answer is simple. The story zipped along, it was very easy to read and it was well wri
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Check out the full review here!
(I was sent this to review from the author; it has not affected my rating in any way.)

This was a pleasant surprise! I wasn't sure what I'd think about this for two reasons... 1) It's self-published which normally means it's dodgy erotica or really crap (it was neither of these thankfully) and 2) there wasn't many other reviews out there when I started reading this, so I was going in blind... But I'm so glad I took the risk!

Angel, the protagon
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
I managed to read it in one sitting but it wasn't without it's difficulties. I found this book to be too cliche and predictable. There were an excessive amount of exclamation marks that weren't my favorite and I couldn't get lost in the story no matter how hard I tried.
None of the characters met my requirements and it was disappointing. The main girl and her best friend were too busy being star-struck over some guy for almost the entire
Aira  Cabrera
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was surprisingly really good!

Angel's life is great. It's normal. She gets good grades, has nice friends, and nothing unusual really happens to her. That all changes when she meets Zander.

Suddenly, her parents are always whispering to each other and they're trying too hard to not let her know about anything. Freaky things are happening to her. She thinks she might be going insane, but she's not. She's just not human. She'
Kaylin Beach
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"An Oleah could be described as a creature with a combination of human and lion features."

What do you do when you find out that you are a princess from an unknown place? When your parents have been hiding things from you, your whole life? Angel starts having weird dreams and feeling icy chills whenever this strange new guy is around. Who is this strange new guy? What do her dreams mean? To Angel's surprise, the new boy, Zander, has all her answers. Zander admits to being an Obiri and is the one
Donna Montalbano
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Only the wing glitter of one cherub could reopen the portal back to earth..."

Angel Seriki is a typical teenaged girl, hanging out with her bestie Jewls; sweating exams and crushing on boys. But the resemblance ends there: Angel radiates an unearthly beauty with her cappuccino skin, luxurious long black hair, and stunning, gold, catlike eyes. So is it any wonder that the new guy in school: the superhot, ubercool Zander, homes in on her from day one?

Yet Zander has a strange affect on Angel; so
Nov 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review, 2015
***I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Full review at

Overall, I thought this was a good introduction to a new series. It was fast paced and fun. What I enjoyed the most about this story was the characters. Angel was a normal teenager who worried about her grades and gossiped with her best friend about the cutest guy in school. She also had amazing parents who really cared about her.

This story was fast-paced, but I wish it hadn’
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay let me start off by saying I am a sucker for a good Paranormal read. Don’t get me wrong, contemporary books are fun, BUT you’re still “here”…. The literary magic is in leaving “here” and finding yourself in a new place with a new set of rules.

That being said, for a Paranormal story to be good for me, world building is a big deal. The world has to make sense to me, with a set of rules that make sense as well (like our lovely gravity…..). If the rules aren’t set I can get lost pretty easily.
Eliza Blevins
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First in its series, Truth is the beginning of an adventure worth falling into. Angel is so beautifully a teenager- mortified by the smallest things, somewhat emotionally irrational, but with a strong heart truly worth her lineage.

It is so rare to find a quality fantasy/adventure story featuring a protagonist of color. Angel is a very positive character- flawed, but willing to acknowledge and work on them with all of the dreams and desires of a teenager. The world that Michelle Johnson has creat
Becky Cox
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy for an honest review.

Truth, Oleah Chronicles, is a great paranormal YA book. The interaction between characters is entertaining and perfect for high school age characters. The boy freak outs and parent overprotective bashing is fun to read. Michelle builds us a beautiful world in Oleah and a very believable human world.

Angel is being brought up as a human and has both her parents with her. So many of these books have the heroine/hero with no parents, or a single bad parent, a
Carol Chu
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got a copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review, so I'm going to do it here instead of at Amazon where I could not for some reason. Kudos to the author for bringing to life one of the most believable heroines. She's likeable and most of all I could believe her and her interactions with the other characters, most of all with Jewls, her best friend. I so enjoy the book and hope that there'll be a second book so that I can read more about their exploits. I totally and honestly could see ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
This book was really interesting. It was a mix between a normal day in the life of a teenage girl and a world full of fantasy. You meet Angel who is hidden from what she really is for her protection. Throughout the book she finds out her true nature and falls in love with her savior and past enemy.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a fast and easy read. It was written very well. I absolutely loved Angel and her best friend Julie. I even loved Zander even though at times not so much. The ending w
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